Under the direct supervision and control of a Registered Pharmacist, the Pharmacy Technician performs packaging, manipulative, repetitive, or other non-discretionary tasks related to the processing of a prescription or medication order in a pharmacy. The Pharmacy Technician does not perform duties restricted to a Registered Pharmacist.
· Has a good understanding of policies/procedures, or knows where to find the appropriate
· Participates in the inservicing and training of new associates.
· Performs mathematical calculations accurately, as demonstrated by successfully passing the
IV quiz with at least 70% accuracy.
· Notes low inventory levels on storeroom requisition order.
· Records proper disposition of toxic wastes and hazardous chemicals.
· Notifies pharmacist of discrepancies.
· Initials labels of all extemporaneously prepared products (IVs, orals, irrigations) and records
such preparations appropriately in the proper log.
· Fills physician orders accurately, appropriately and in a timely manner.
· Orders/maintains stock appropriately.
· Utilizes time efficiently and effectively.
· Performs floorstock inspections appropriately.
· Exchanges patient cassettes accurately and on time.
· Fills medication cassettes accurately and within the period of the work shift.
· Performs IVPB/LVP rounds diligently/completely/accurately.
· Prepares/labels IV fluids accurately and in a timely manner.
· Maintains a good working knowledge of the preparation of sterile products as it relates to
proper aseptic technique, reconstitution, dilutents and volumes, expiration dates and
· Minimizes wastage of IVs by recycling viable medications that are returned to Pharmacy;
following up on discontinued IVs, discharges and expirations of patients; and preparing
medication accurately and properly the first time.
· Documents appropriately on medication fill lists.
· Records cleansing dates/times of laminar flow hoods.
· Discards wasted medications, glass items, needles and syringes appropriately.
· Adheres to the recommended safety and department policies/procedures when preparing
· Prepares outpatient prescriptions for pharmacist checking.
· Establishes work priorities to ensure all assignments completed on time.
· Demonstrates a high degree of flexibility and cooperation in day to day operations.
· Inputs billing data of patients into computer accurately and in a timely manner (within 48
· Makes appropriate adjustments (i.e., charges/credits) into the computer, when necessary.
· Bills physicians accurately and properly.
· File Controlled Substances Record Sheets properly and in a timely manner.
· Maintains work area in a neat and orderly manner.
· Notifies Director of Pharmacy of any problems/discrepancies relating to billing (e.g., late
charges, need for new charge codes, lack of patient information for billing, etc.).
· Repackages and labels oral bulk products to unit dose in a timely and accurate manner and
maintains appropriate documentation of such.
· Maintains adequate inventory levels for the departments for Pharmacy, Laboratory,
· Prevents stock-outs, particularly of commonly used items.
· Notifies Purchasing Coordinator of any items that are low in stock, or of and items that are
· Checks for expiration dates on medications and removes out-of-date medications.
· Ensures that outdated and damaged drugs are disposed of appropriately.
· Ensures that all medications, chemicals, agents and supplies are stored properly.
· Receives supplies from vendors and assures that invoices/packing slips match supplies received.